USPS Peak Mailing (MTAC Update)

08/17/2015

Last week, the Postal Service updated industry on their fall mailing season preparedness.

Plans are in place for the Labor Day holiday which serves as the kickoff to a busy season.

Plans include:

  • Increased holiday staffing
  • Special sort with air network will be in place to expedite volume through weekend
  • HQ teams at critical locations
  • Systematic monitoring of 24 hour clock with WIP cycle times in advance of Labor Day to endure inventories
  • Additional cube capacity compared to Fall 2014

They also announced a new data analysis tool and reports that have been put in place to track key performance metrics.

FAST appointments have also been expanded to provide greater mailer access.